On high terrorist alert police thouroghly checked the visitors
Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's square for the weekly audience of Pope Francis.
Struck by the Tuesday attacks (March 22) in Brussels, the police strengthened the security harshly using the metal detectors and checking the visitors' bags. At the same time the Pope urged the whole world to unite against terrorism and evil of religious radicalism.
Pope Francis, Leader of Roman Catholic Church: "It is with a heavy heart that I have followed the sad news of the attacks in Brussels. My prayers and thoughts are with the dear Belgian populationand all those injured. I extend once again an appeal to join together in unanimous condemnation of this abominable cruelty which causes only death, terror and horror."
Three explosions in Brussels airport and metro took the lives of at least 34 people. ISIL has already claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings.